a nomadic people who conquered and ruled ancient Egypt between the 13th and 18th dynasties, c1700–1580 b.c.: believed to have been a Semitic people that originally migrated into Egypt from Asia.
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How to use Hyksos in a sentence
The cowroids, with a rope border on the back, are of the Hyksos period.Scarabs | Isaac Myer
This is the curious change that passed over the tenure of land in Egypt during the period of Hyksos rule.
They are known as the Hyksos or Shepherds, and the greater part of them were of Semitic descent.
The conquered people took their conquerors captive, and the Hyksos kings became veritable Pharaohs.
One of the few Egyptian treatises on mathematics that have come down to us is dedicated to a Hyksos sovereign.
British Dictionary definitions for Hyksos
a member of a nomadic Asian people, probably Semites, who controlled Egypt from 1720 bc until 1560 bc
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